Betty's Derby Fried Chicken

"I don't know who Betty is, but this is the best fried chicken recipe I have ever used. I've been using this recipe since 1990 when I found it in The Dallas Morning News food section."
Betty's Derby Fried Chicken created by Chef shapeweaver
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  • Combine first 6 ingredients in plastic bag.
  • Shake it to mix and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine egg and milk; mix well.
  • Skin chicken, if desired.
  • Put 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in bag with flour.
  • Shake well.
  • Dip chicken in egg mixture, return to bag and shake again.
  • Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet.
  • Add chicken and fry 15 minutes or until golden brown, turning to brown both sides.
  • Drain chicken on paper towels.

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  1. Chef shapeweaver
    When I first made this recipe back in May of 2008, I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. But I made this again on 10/16/10 using bone-in chicken legs. The amount of seasonings were doubled,but the amount of flour remained at 1 cup.As soon as it was cool enough to eat,I did a "Quality Taste Test". If any of you are planning on making this recipe PLEASE use bone-in chicken. It's makes all the difference :).Thanks again for posting and, " Keep Smiling :)<br/>OP on May 18th 2008:I made this on 5/18/08 as part of mine and SO's dinner.Except for using boneless skinless chicken breasts, I followed the recipe exactly as written.Since there wasn't instructions on what temperature the chicken should be fried, I fried it on a medium to medium high heat.To me the crust had somewhat of a "doughy tasting texture", but my SO said that was the way his mother made hers. If I do make this again, I'm just going to dip it in buttermilk/egg mixture then flour it, and fry.Thanks for posting and "Keep Smiling :)"
  2. Chef shapeweaver
    Betty's Derby Fried Chicken Created by Chef shapeweaver
  3. Chef shapeweaver
    Betty's Derby Fried Chicken Created by Chef shapeweaver
  4. celly
    I should have rated this mpnths ago... this was one of my fav chicken dishes while preggo. Great tasty chicken!! Followed recipe exactly as posted.
  5. Pamma Lamma
    Very good recipe. I felt it needed a little something though. I will try this again but add some other spices to the mix.



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